British Columbia Highway 97

provincial highway in British Columbia, Canada.

British Columbia Highway 97 is a provincial highway in British Columbia, Canada. It is 2,081 kilometers (1,293 miles) long.[1] It runs from the Canada/United States border near Osoyoos to the British Columbia/Yukon border near Watson Lake, Yukon.[1] It is the longest provincial highway in Canada.[2] The highway is a continuation of U.S. Route 97, from which it gets its name.

Hwy 97 marker

Hwy 97

Okanagan Highway
Cariboo Highway
John Hart Highway
Alaska Highway
Route information
Length2,081 km (1,293 mi)
Major junctions
South end US 97 at the Canada–United States border near Osoyoos
Major intersections Hwy 3 in Osoyoos
Hwy 3A in Kaleden
Hwy 97C in Peachland
Hwy 33 in Kelowna
Hwy 6 in Vernon
Hwy 97A in Spallumcheen
Hwy 1 (TCH) in Monte Creek
Hwy 5 in Kamloops
Hwy 1 (TCH) in Cache Creek
Hwy 99 near Cache Creek
Hwy 24 in 93 Mile House
Hwy 20 in Williams Lake
Hwy 26 in Quesnel
Hwy 16 (TCH) in Prince George
Hwy 29 in Chetwynd
Hwy 2 in Dawson Creek
Hwy 29 in Charlie Lake
Hwy 77 near Fort Nelson
North end Hwy 1 at the Yukon border
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Regional districtsSummerland, Peachland, Lake Country, 100 Mile House, Chetwynd, Taylor
Major citiesPenticton, West Kelowna, Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel, Prince George, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John
TownsOsoyoos, Oliver, Cache Creek, Fort Nelson
Highway system
Hwy 95AHwy 97A

The highway has several names, depending on which part of British Columbia it passes through. For example, the 269 kilometer (167 mile) part between the U.S. border and the town of Cache Creek is called the "Okanagan Highway", named after the Okanagan region of British Columbia.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Major Highways". Northern Development Initiative Trust. 2002. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  2. "Scenic highway through interior British Columbia". TripAdvisor LLC. Retrieved 19 October 2014.